The Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) awarded the country’s top photographers for their incredible images.

Alan Betson was named the Press Photographer of the Year 2015, TheJournal.ie reports.

The PPAI tweeted some of the stunning photos during the awards ceremony held in Dublin on Friday night:

 

2nd Prize News - GOODBYE DEAR NEIGHBOUR - Julien Behal, @maxwellpix @Julienbehal #PPAIAWARDS pic.twitter.com/yAGH2CIEBC

— PPAI (@PPAI_IRL) January 23, 2015

1st Prize Nature & Env- WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE OUTSIDE, MUM? Domnick Walsh, Eye Focus @DomnickEyeFocus #PPAIAWARDS pic.twitter.com/jKLL8FgBKC

— PPAI (@PPAI_IRL) January 23, 2015

3rd Prize Portrait- THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA - John Kelly, The Clare Champion @ClareChampion @jkphoto68 #PPAIAWARDS pic.twitter.com/QUTYpZQjmP

— PPAI (@PPAI_IRL) January 23, 2015

1st Prize Portrait - BODY BUILDER - John Kelly, @clarechampion @jkphoto68 #PPAIAWARDS pic.twitter.com/AaFvH0kj0c

— PPAI (@PPAI_IRL) January 23, 2015

1st Prize Daily Life & People - NOTHING CAN GO WRONG? Eric Luke, @IrishTimes @EricLuke2 #PPAIAWARDS pic.twitter.com/c4YI7OevI6

— PPAI (@PPAI_IRL) January 23, 2015

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) held their awards ceremony in Dublin on Friday.ThinkStock/Getty